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A Bridge Across the Divide: The Role of Libraries in the Digital Skills Gap

A Bridge Across the Divide: The Role of Libraries in the Digital Skills Gap



webinar presented to the South Central Library System, Wisconsin, October 30, 2013

webinar presented to the South Central Library System, Wisconsin, October 30, 2013



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    A Bridge Across the Divide: The Role of Libraries in the Digital Skills Gap A Bridge Across the Divide: The Role of Libraries in the Digital Skills Gap Presentation Transcript

    • A Bridge Across the Divide: The Role of Libraries in the Digital Skills Gap South Central Library System, Wisconsin Bobbi Newman Librarianbyday.net @bobbinewman
    • - The Digital Divide - Literacy What? - Resources
    • The 21st century is when everything changes. And we have to be ready. -Captain Jack Harkness, Torchwood
    • The future is here it is just not evenly distributed -William Gibson
    • The Digital Divide
    • One third of Americans do not have broadband at home
    • Access? • less than 33% Americans • less than 50% Americans • less than 50% • less than 50% • less than 50% populations of the poorest of African Latinos of the elderly of rural
    • students with a computer & broadband at home have a 6 to 8 % graduation rate
    • Myth of the Digital Native
    • It is about far more than access to technology, it is about using technology well.
    • We are floating (or sinking) in a sea of technology.
    • The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. - Alvin Toffler
    • We are exposed to more mediated messages in one day than our greatgrandparents were exposed to in a year. -Center for Media Literacy
    • of what gets posted on any given day is in public but not for the public. - Shirky, 2009
    • Digital Literacy
    • 66 million Americans are without basic digital literacy skills -Usdan 2012
    • You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
    • Digital Literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills. -ALA Digital Literacy Taskforce (2011)
    • Five Literacies
    • Attention
    • Participation
    • Collaboration
    • Crap Detection
    • Network Smarts
    • Aspects of digital literacy
    • Tool Skills and Access
    • Authorship and Creation
    • Representation
    • Social responsibility And digital citizenship
    • 21st Century Skills Framework from IMLS
    • Learning And Innovation
    • Information, Media, And Technology
    • Life And Career
    • 21st Century Themes
    • Transliteracy
    • Other Considerations
    • If anyone can claim to be an expert, What is an expert?
    • Privacy
    • What can you do?
    • Remember!
    • technology is only a tool
    • Libraries Are Powerful Partners
    • Questions Bobbi L. Newman @bobbinewman www.librarianbyday.net bobbinewman@gmail.com
    • Photo Credits 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. http://www.flickr.com/photos/9610484@N05/2947679774/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/sahlgoode/5185095492/ Torchwood http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdhancock/5587313307/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bright/2753331208/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/daunphilipp/477185363/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/brainless-angel/120509366/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/julianrod/238786239/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/nesster/2165079081/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbochet/6130218020/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/phineasgage/3118515933/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericskiff/372905058 http://www.flickr.com/photos/barb/83108156/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/soyiro/272463226/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/anselmogz/6682939/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/miuenski/2570241302/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicksee/3475300027 Wordle Bobbi Newman http://www.flickr.com/photos/brenda-starr/5226740045/ n/a http://www.flickr.com/photos/elcupto/1186992673/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/katerha/5437876129/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/budslife/1771179517/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdhancock/7636345442/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/2460922167/ 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. n/a http://www.flickr.com/photos/baboon/13260830/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/scttw/1819088991/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/lujide/3991307100/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/victornuno/23285331/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/angelrravelor/321594137/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/sahlgoode/5185095492/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackbutterfly/3051019058/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/chinchillo/3248010563/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/31916678@N07/4753800195/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/tambako/2908186658/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/cataniamichele/2618160905/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdhancock/4083295771 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeremybrooks/2515846993/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/92454606@N00/349497988/ www.digitallearn.org www.everyoneon.org http://libraries.pewinternet.org/ http://www.imls.gov/about/21stcskills.aspx www.digitalliteracy.gov http://www.libraryedge.org/benchmarksv1/toolkit http://www.flickr.com/photos/pasukaru76/5267355952/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/39718079@N00/261054170/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdhancock/4083295771 http://www.flickr.com/photos/miyukiutada/428153221/
    • References • • • • • • • • • • • • • ALA supports FCC proposal to fund digital literacy training through public libraries. (2012, April 3).District Dispatch. Aspen Institute to Advance Recommendations of the Knight Commission. (2010, May 18).Knight Foundation. Becker, S., Crandall, M. D., Fisher, K. E., Kinney, B., Landry, C., & Rocha, A. (2010). Opportunity for American Library Association. (2011). The state of America's libraries: A report from the American Library Association. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. Clochesy, J. M. (2008). The experience of diversity by generation: how to bridge the differences. Diversity Factor, 16(4), 1 DiMaggio, P., & Hargittai, E. (2001). From the ‘digital divide’ to ‘digital inequality’: Studying internet use as penetration increases. Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University: Center for the Arts and Cultural Policy Studies. Federal Communications Commission. (2010). Connecting America: The National Broadband Plan. Washington, D.C: Federal Communications Commission. Genachowski, J. (2011, November). FCC & “Connect to Compete” tackle barriers to broadband adoption, Face Sheet for Chairman Genachowski Remarks on Broadband Adoption, Speech presented in Washington, D.C. Hoffman, J., Bertot, J. C., Davis, D. M., & Clark, L. (2011). Libraries connect communities: public library funding & technology access study 2010-2011. Chicago: American Library Association.. Institute of Museum and Library Services (2009). Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills (IMLS-2009-NAI-01). Washington, D.C. Retrieved from Jenkins, H., Clinton, K., Purushotma, R., Robison, A., & Weigel, M. (2006). Confronting the challenges of participatory culture: Media education for the 21st century. Jones, C., Ramanau, R., Cross, S., & Healing, G. (2010). Net generation or Digital Natives: Is there a distinct new generation entering university? Computers & Education, 54(3), 722–732. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2009.09.022 Lippincott, J. K. (2007). Student Content Creators: Convergence of Literacies. EDUCAUSE Review, 42(6), 16–17. Margaryan, A., Littlejohn, A., & Vojt, G. (2011). Are digital natives a myth or reality ? University students ’ use of digital technologies. Computers & Education, 56(2), 429–440. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2010.09.004
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